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Dark Sky Dreamings: an Inland Skywriters Anthology

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1922332062

Publisher : Interactive Publications

Number of Pages : 260

Category : Science

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Book Summary: When you look up at a midnight sky, what do you see—mottled stars and a full Moon trying hard to compete with the street lamps for your attention? You might be situated in a city, or its sprawling suburbs, where the ever-present urban glow tends to keep your gaze horizontal, missing out on the beckoning mysteries of the Universe. This Skywriters anthology will change all that. Through the eyes and creativity of people who write about south-eastern inland Australia, we’ll redirect your vision upwards to a brighter Moon, the subtle presence of nearby planets, the cosmic spectacular of our Milky Way galaxy and those celestial bodies even further away. You’ll find inspiring stories, poems and essays by a great diversity of Australians responding to what some have called the ‘Inland Astro-Trail’, which connects rural and remote communities with world-class astronomical observatories such as those at Parkes, Siding Springs and Narrabri. Some skystories are “literary”, others intensely personal, but all are guaranteed to widen your horizons—upwards!

Time Lords Remixed: a Dr Who Poetical

Author : Dr David P. Reiter

ISBN10 : 1922332143

Publisher : Interactive Publications Pty Ltd

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Dr Who in fan-verse?? Arguably the most literary of science fiction shows, Dr Who has adapted its time lords and cast of companions and alien threats to audiences across the globe for more than 50 years. In Time Lords Remixed unapologetic Whovian and digital artist David P. Reiter reimagines the voices of time lords, especially Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker, through a poetic and image remix that spans 50 episodes and includes associative internet links that build on his Western Australian Premier’s Award-winning title Timelord Dreaming. Read, view, and, via the digital edition, listen, interact – and be amazed! Here we have a satirical, surreal and insightful narrative that invites readers to click through, look up, chuckle and question everything. In this complex world of prokaryotic spiders, robots, Light Eaters and other science fiction treats, readers encounter poetry that serves as its own Tardis. Using the persona of Dr Who, Reiter warps dimensions and definitions. All is not as it seems though. Beyond the sci-fi fandom and miscellany is a distilled and vital poetry that deserves multiple readings. – Jayne Fenton Keane, author of The Transparent Lung Whether you’re a proper Whovian or someone who’s never encountered the Doctor before, you’re going to find plenty in Time Lords Remixed to intrigue, entertain and surprise you. David Reiter’s cunning, elegant poetic recaps of several seasons’ worth of Doctor Who take the Doctor through the most significant regeneration yet: from him to her, from Peter Capaldi’s practitioner of the midlife crisis to Jodie Whittaker’s lighter and more optimistic touch. David Reiter skilfully captures this change in voices, while bringing along for the ride all manner of companions, adversaries, monsters, and recurring characters and themes. Time Lords Remixed is bigger on the inside: climb in. – Tim Jones, author, and co-editor of The Stars Like Sand Time Lords Remixed is a collection of poems for Whovians or whoever likes their poetry fast-paced and clever (but not smart-arsed). It’s one for disciples of the time lords, but written by a poet who can turn a tercet or two. There were many things I didn’t understand because I’m not a Whovian, but there was much I did and all of it was interesting. And there are references which can be followed (I did sometimes). You could spend days inside this world if you wanted to. Whatever a day might mean in this world. Time Lords Remixed is confident. It moves with assurance and intelligence and has something to say, then enacts it: Trust nothing. Interrogate everything. There are some things we should never proxy to our dreams. – (from Last Christmas) – Chris Mansell, author, and publisher of PressPress

Historical Dictionary of the Tamils

Author : Vijaya Ramaswamy, Jawaharlal Nehru University

ISBN10 : 1538106868

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 518

Category : History

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Book Summary: The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Tamils contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Anagram Solver

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN10 : 1408102579

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 720

Category : Games & Activities

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Book Summary: Anagram Solver is the essential guide to cracking all types of quiz and crossword featuring anagrams. Containing over 200,000 words and phrases, Anagram Solver includes plural noun forms, palindromes, idioms, first names and all parts of speech. Anagrams are grouped by the number of letters they contain with the letters set out in alphabetical order so that once the letters of an anagram are arranged alphabetically, finding the solution is as easy as locating the word in a dictionary.

Alice the Kangaroo

Author : Jeremy Southern

ISBN10 : 1922332046

Publisher : Interactive Publications Pty Ltd

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: What do you get if you cross a hop-challenged kangaroo, a know-it-all galah, a rusty Holden ute and a fearsome bushfire? A sizzling tale of outback adventure featuring thrills and spills, springs and dings and every rhyme in between. Written by Jeremy Southern, illustrated by Amberly Kramhoft. JUMP IN!!!! Alice the Kangaroo is an epic tale of how one kangaroo, with the help of a galah, overcomes her inability to jump. After losing her mob Alice and Gary the galah invent a way for her to put the “spring” back into her hop. After some initial fails Alice heroically saves the day and is rewarded accordingly, I wonder if you can guess how? Told in rollicking rhyme this is a story about disability, determination, and bravery scattered throughout with some very Aussie humour. – Jackie Hosking, Pass It On

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Author : Daniel C. Dennett

ISBN10 : 0393240681

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: “The best new book I’ve read.”—Richard Dawkins, New York Times Book Review Over a storied career, Daniel C. Dennett has engaged questions about science and the workings of the mind. His answers have combined rigorous argument with strong empirical grounding. And a lot of fun. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking offers seventy-seven of Dennett’s most successful "imagination-extenders and focus-holders" meant to guide you through some of life’s most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, mind, and free will. With patience and wit, Dennett deftly deploys his thinking tools to gain traction on these thorny issues while offering readers insight into how and why each tool was built. Alongside well-known favorites like Occam’s Razor and reductio ad absurdum lie thrilling descriptions of Dennett’s own creations: Trapped in the Robot Control Room, Beware of the Prime Mammal, and The Wandering Two-Bitser. Ranging across disciplines as diverse as psychology, biology, computer science, and physics, Dennett’s tools embrace in equal measure light-heartedness and accessibility as they welcome uninitiated and seasoned readers alike. As always, his goal remains to teach you how to "think reliably and even gracefully about really hard questions." A sweeping work of intellectual seriousness that’s also studded with impish delights, Intuition Pumps offers intrepid thinkers—in all walks of life—delicious opportunities to explore their pet ideas with new powers.

How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired

Author : Dany LaFerrière

ISBN10 : 9781553656500

Publisher : D & M Publishers

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Brilliant and tense, Dany Laferrière's first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in Canada in 1985. With ribald humor and a working-class intellectualism on par with Charles Bukowski's or Henry Miller's, Laferrière's narrator wanders the streets and slums of Montreal, has sex with white women, and writes a book to save his life. With this novel, Laferrière began a series of internationally acclaimed social and political novels about the love of the world, and the world of sex, including Heading South and I Am a Japanese Writer. It launched Laferrière as one of the literary world's finest provocateurs and continues to draw strong comparisons to the writings of James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. The book was made into a feature film and translated into several languages — this is the first U.S. edition.